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The US Is Delaying the Introduction of Additional Duties on Laptops, Phones and Toys from China

The US government will delay the introduction of additional 10 percent tariffs on certain Chinese goods, including laptops and cell phones, until December 15th. This was announced today by the US Permanent Trade Representative's Office, cited by international news agencies. The duties had to be put into force on September 1st.

Space Tourism - Why Not?

Space tourism no longer looks that far. At this point, 573 is the number of people who flied into the space, but projections suggest that it will increase many times over. Over time, it seems more and more realistic that not only the wealthiest will be able to live out what has been reserved for seriously trained astronauts for decades.

Playing with fire

The emerging crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean over Turkey's drilling activities in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) raise the prospect of an open Greco-Turkish conflict to a level higher than anytime since the Imia crisis.

The Battle Between the US Government and Huawei: Huawei Will Sue the Government

Huawei Technologies filed a lawsuit against the US Commerce Department on Friday (June 21), challenging whether telecommunications equipment it sent from China to the United States, and then back to China, is covered by Export Administration Regulations, according to a court filing.

The lawsuit is the latest salvo in a battle between the US government and Huawei.

What the US ambassador actually said about East Med drilling

Dear Editor,

We read the editorial published in Kathimerini's Sunday edition on June 9, 2019 by Costas Simitis, titled "The Coastal Zone - EEZ - Continental Shelf - Take Caution Now," with special respect and consideration given the former prime minister's deep knowledge of the topic and the recent, strong US government policy statements on these issues.

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